‘Nathuram Godse was a patriot’: Pragya Thakur stokes controversy
BJP’s Pragya Thakur stoked controversy by calling Nathuram Godse a ‘patriot’. She responded Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan’s recent speech where he had described Godse as ‘India’s first extremist’. “Nathuram Godse was a patriot, is a patriot and will remain a patriot. People calling him a terrorist should look within. Such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections,” said Pragya Thakur. She had earlier found herself in the middle of a row after her comments against the former chief of Mumbai’s anti-terrorism squad Hemant Karkare and the Babri Masjid.